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Best way to watch Netflix on home theater???

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I am researching the best way to stream Netflix? Here is what I have;


Brand new iPad 3

Pioneer VSX-1120 which has both HDMI inputs and a iPad USB/rca input.

Panasonic DMP-BDT100-- Blu-Ray with Netflix ready, (has ability to connect to Internet via Ethernet or wirless adapter)

Panasonic TC-P58VT25 full 3d HDTV with HDMI and Ethernet inputs.

Westell 7500 wireless router


What are your suggestions?


Download Netflix on iPad and connect to Pioneer receiver This would stream wireless from the router to iPad Then wired from iPad to receiver???

Just connect the Blu-Ray player or TV to the Router with Ethernet? No wireless involved.


Help...???
post #2 of 6
iPad is the worst option, TV next worst, Blu-ray player best, wired or wireless, makes no difference.
post #3 of 6
Agreed. In your equipment list the Panny Blu Ray is the best option. However it is not the best Netflix performer if I recall correctly. For the highest quality Netflix feed you need either the WD TV Live media streamer on a roku XS. there are a few other streamers out there that support Netflix's high quality stream, you need to check the list at the Netflix site.
post #4 of 6
I think your TV has a 96hz mode for showing 24fps movies at their native frame rate. If this is the case, it might be worth using a 24p capable netflix player.

Some people are obsessed with native frame rate and other people couldn't care less. If you're looking for the best possible experience, native frame rate is the way to go. However it requires a bit of research to find a streaming player with the right mix of features and 24p support.
post #5 of 6
I'm not certain but I don't think that the Panasonic DMP-BDT100 (a product released in 2010) has an Adaptive Bit-rate Streaming Netflix player. It would therefore not have access to 1080p Netflix video encodes, 5.1 sound or closed-captions.

My recommendation is to spend a little money to get a newer Netflix streaming device, either a new BD player or an STB like the Roku 2 XS or 2 XD (the LT and HD are limited to 720p). The Panasonic BDT-220 has full-featured Netflix and will output VOD sources like Netflix at 24p, something very, very few streamers can do.
post #6 of 6
I highly recommend the Panasonic 220 also.
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